Why Tim Tebow Fits Well On Offensively Inept Teams

Why Tebow fits well on offensively inept teams

8/29/12 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Aug 26, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) looks up at the replay screen after being intercepted by Carolina Panthers safety Reggie Smith (not pictured) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Panthers defeated the Jets 17-12.  Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIREOn an offense like the Packers or the Patriots, Tebow could never find success. Those teams are loaded with offensive weapons that run good routes. Plays rely on timely, accurate passes to receivers who have the ability to get themselves open. With the Broncos, however, Tebow didn't have receivers like that. The way Broncos' receivers got open last season was often due to broken plays, which are impossible for defenses to prepare for. Tebow is just about as good at throwing on the run as he is at throwing from a set stance, so when he starts roaming around the pocket with deceptive speed and agility, he can make the throw to a receiver as soon as the defender leaves him.

Just to clarify, I'm not saying that Tebow gives bad offenses a better shot at success than the elite quarterbacks, but he can make more happen with little talent than the mediocre passers in the NFL who would be better than Tebow if they had good blocking and good receivers to throw to.

Tebow now finds himself on a Jets team with a cornerback as their second best receiver, a running back who runs straight forward and nothing more, and a depleted offensive line. This is the kind of offense that Tebow could make more successful. I understand that he's had, quite frankly, disgraceful numbers in the preseason, but the team has yet to run the wildcat, read option, or any shotgun passing plays with him, and those are where he finds his success.

I can't see the Jets' offense being very good this year, regardless of who starts behind center, but Tebow gives them the better shot at winning due to the talent - or lack thereof - they have around him.
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8/30/12   |   mcleodglen   |   32 respect

Tebow's really doing well now, even better than i'd expected.